Many older Washington residents worry about how their finances, health care decisions and other vital matters will be taken care of if they become unable to make these important decisions on their own. However, as you may already be aware, you can be rendered incapacitated at any time due to an unexpected illness or accident. You do not have to be approaching your senior years to be concerned about appointing someone to act on your behalf.
A power of attorney is a legal document that designates someone to make decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated. We at Gellner Law Group believe that it is best for you and all adults in Washington to set forth a durable power of attorney as soon as possible. You could become incapacitated any time, at any age, suddenly or gradually, due to an accident or a disease process. By that time, it will be too late.